ALSO NOTED: Minn. estimates costs of covering uninsured; Tenet trims Philly operation; and much more...

> Covering the 380,000 uninsured people in Minnesota would cost taxpayers between $663 million and $852 million, says the state health department. Article

> Tenet Healthcare, Dallas, is closing its regional business office in Philadelphia and selling three of its five Philadelphia-area hospitals. Article

> The FTC criticizes at-home DNA tests for lacking scientific validity and says they aren't a substitute for traditional health care. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Culpeper Regional Hospital in Culpeper, VA has reached a truce with the orthopedic surgeons group across the street who been refusing to respond to calls from the hospital's ER. The dispute mirrors a nationwide conflict over whether orthopods should be required to provide on-call services to ER patients even when their conditions aren't emergent. Article

> Chutes and Ladders: The Daughters of Charity Health System of Los Altos, CA is losing president and CEO Bain Farris, who has served since March 2004. No reason was given for his departure, though the system has been struggling financially. It operates six hospitals in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Article

And Finally... After 35 years at hospital bedsides, an RN in Charleston, WV is opening up the city's first naturopathic health clinic, to offer massages, colonic cleansing, reflexology treatments and stress counseling. Article